Stamp on Baisakhi – Canada
Canada issued a stamp on Baisakhi.
Designed by Stacey Zabolotney, the stamp features the Khanda, a symbol which appears on the Sikh flag. The symbol derives its name from the double-edged sword (the Khanda) at the heart of the logo. The Khanda is a metaphor of divine knowledge, its sharp edges cleaving truth from falsehood.
One of the first Sikh groups to arrive in Canada came in 1897 as part of a British Army unit which passed through our nation while returning home from Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee celebrations.